Heat-Treated Stainless Steels

Suitable for industrial and medical applications, 400 series martensitic steel is much more corrosion-resistant than carbon steel and can be sharpened to equally-keen edge sharpness. Cadence maintains an extensive inventory of Razor Blade Stainless steel in thicknesses from .010”-.062” thick, as well as 420 “Cutlery Grade” Stainless steel.

HEAT TREATED STAINLESS STEELS (MARTENSITIC)


STEEL TYPE 410 STAINLESS 420 "CUTLERY" GRADE RAZOR BLADE STAINLESS 440C STAINLESS HIGH CARBON RAZOR BLADE STAINLESS
CHEMICAL ANALYSIS: (%)
CARBON (C).15 MAX0.380.651.051.02
MANGANESE (Mn)1.00 MAX0.550.651 MAX
SILICON (Si)1.00 MAX0.50.41 MAX
CHROMIUM (Cr)12.513.5131713.75
TUNGSTEN (W)
VANADIUM (V)
COBALT (Co)0.5
NICKEL (Ni)
MOLYBDENUM (Mo)1.0 (OPT.)0.5
OTHER.25 Cu
TYPICAL HARDNESS, Rc40-4549-535857-6061
WEAR RESISTANCEVERYLOWMODHIGHHIGH
LOW
WEAR INDEX ESTIMATE<1261515
TOUGHNESS / SHOCK-RESISTANCEVERY HIGHVERY HIGHMODLOWLOW
MATERIAL COSTLOWMODLOWMODMOD
FABRICATION COSTLOWLOWLOWMODMOD
AVAILABILITYGOODLTD - GOODVERY GOODLTD - GOODVERY LTD
STOCKED THICKNESSES (in inches).015, .020, .025, .032, 0.039.010, .015, .020, .025, .031, .039, .047, .057, 0.0620.115
THICKNESS RANGE<.025<.062.010-.062.062 - .125+.015-.035
CORROSION RESISTANCEVERY GOODVERY GOODVERY GOODVERY GOODVERY GOOD

Please Note: This data is provided at no charge for the intended purpose of providing material application options to potential blade users. It is offered subject to the usual disclaimer that we have used sources and estimates believed to be reliable in the development of this information, but do not guarantee its accuracy in specific applications. Please note that the chemical elements noted by % are believed to be the major elements affecting performance. Other trace levels of elements may be found depending on supplier and heat number. This data should not be relied on in lieu of application-specific testing. Further, if you see data in these charts that you do not believe is accurate, we would appreciate your calling us with that information at 800-252-3371.